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Wat Chayamangkalaram is a Siamese temple which was officially given its site by Queen Victoria in 1845. It was presented by Mr. W.L. Butterworth of the East India Company of Penang on July 22, 1845.

This main shrine and the pagoda were built in the year 1900 after the land was granted on behalf of her Majesty Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 30th May 1845 by W.L. Butterworth of the East India Company. The main shrine of chinese influence structure stood serving for 88 years until renovation became necessary.

The present appearance is of modern Thai Buddhist architectural designs. The pagoda however had eversince retained its original design and structure. In the year 1910, the consecration and laying of sacred stones (Loog Nimit - in Thai) was celebrated. These sacred stones were buried beneath the little pagodas around the shrine and pagoda.

This Thai architecture houses a 180-foot gold-plated statue of the reclining Buddha, Pra Buddhachaiya Mongkul - said to be one of the longest in the world. The reclining Buddha represents Pra Buddhachaiya Mongkul, the historical Buddha, at his death. This symbolizes complete peace and detachment from the world.

Wat Chayamangkalaram

Lorong Burmah, Penang 10250

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